Responsibility for automotive batteries and accumulators

Local authorities may choose to collect automotive batteries and accumulators. Collected automotive batteries are delivered either to an environmentally approved recycling company or to a reception site for automotive batteries established under the producer responsibility scheme. The collective scheme of Returbat has specialized in producer responsibility for automotive batteries.

Municipal tasks associated with automotive batteries:

  • Establishment of collection schemes for automotive batteries.
  • Establishment of regulations for collection of automotive batteries.
  • Assignment of companies for disposal of automotive batteries.
  • Supervision of delivery of automotive batteries to approved reprocessors of waste batteries.
  • Supervision of correct management and treatment of waste automotive batteries.


Last edited: 07/10/2011
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